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Discussion in 'Toyota Trucks & SUVs' started by horsegirl, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. Jun 21, 2011 at 1:31 PM
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    horsegirl

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    Hello my name is Britt, I am 17 and looking to buy my first truck. I have sent and received an email on a 2003 Tacoma SR5 Extracab 4x4.....what I need to know is I live in Indiana and will be attending college in Ohio, I also own a horse and will need to pull my 2H horse trailer to college and drive daily in snow.....is this a good vehicle for that? I need something good on gas as I don't have much money would all you experts want your daughter driving this in the snow (1), and is it good to pull a horse trailer on regular ground (2)...thank you all so much...I appreciate you help alot!! ;) Britt
     
  2. Jun 21, 2011 at 1:43 PM
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    HomerTaco

    HomerTaco That "grill guy" Vendor

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    Depends on the engine or the towing capacity... No more than 5000lbs. IIR...
    BTW - can't figure out if your a dude or a chick???:confused:
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  3. Jun 21, 2011 at 1:48 PM
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    cantac09

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    i would recommend a diesel if you're pulling a loaded horse trailer.
     
  4. Jun 21, 2011 at 1:49 PM
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    Jester243

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  5. Jun 21, 2011 at 1:49 PM
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    06BLUEDBLSPORT

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    Welcome! If your gonna pull a horse trailer then I'd get an 05 and up Tacoma cause they have the bigger 4.0 V6 and can tow up 6500 pounds with the optional trailer package from toyota
     
  6. Jun 21, 2011 at 1:51 PM
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    97yota4wd

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    alot of metal, small engine, decent travel.
    caged, camburg long travel, 50t leafpack (soon to be installed) light rack over cab, 5pt harnesses etc
    how heavy is the horse trailer loaded?? i think thats the main question

    and is it a 4 cylinder or 6 cylinder?
     
  7. Jun 21, 2011 at 2:12 PM
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    Darth Tater

    Darth Tater If I can't get you out, neither can anyone else.

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    An 05 and later would be able to tow that much weight as long as the following conditions are met:
    1) The trailer with horse weighs less than 6,500 lbs.
    2) The truck has the optional tow package with the 6,500 hitch, 7 pic connector, and the "tow commander" is installed to run the trailer brakes.
    3) The trailer is a bumper tow, not a fifth wheel.
    4) I would recomend getting the transmission and oil coolers that come on the Texas trucks. Look on the upgrades section of the forum, so you know what you are looking at. I don't know if the upgrades are available in your area, I had to go all the way to El Paso, TX to get them. If the oil and tranny cooler's are not available as a factory option, you can have them installed aftermarket, but it will cost more.

    As far as driving in snow goes, I have pushed through snow drifts with my 06, TRD Sport, and it just keeps going, and going, and going.
    Just my $0.02.
    Marlin
     
  8. Jun 21, 2011 at 2:18 PM
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    97yota4wd

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    alot of metal, small engine, decent travel.
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    well im guessing a horse weighs 1000lbs? and if the trailer is 1000lbs as well thats 3k total. you should be able to tow that with a v6 first gen. i tow over 2k with a 97 4 cylinder.
     
  9. Jun 21, 2011 at 2:50 PM
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    Dude shes a chick, pretty sure she won't need that
     
  10. Jun 21, 2011 at 2:54 PM
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    TheMaster

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    Keep it clean guys.
     
  11. Jun 21, 2011 at 2:56 PM
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    It is a V6 and 4x4, my trailer weighs 2500lbs and my horse is about 1200 or so, thanks for your help.
     
  12. Jun 21, 2011 at 2:57 PM
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    well you asked for specs..... 06 trd sport speedway blue V-6 4.0 camburg lift spindles extended travel icons total chaos lowers allpro 4" leaf pack 17" xd hoss rims 305/65/17 mickey thompson baja atz Allpro hybrid bumper with 3 kragen HID lights color matched headlights grill craft grill AFE stage 3 CAI wicked flow muffler under cover bed cap inside i have..... wet okole real tree camo seat cover blue oznium dome light stealth sub box with 2 10" kicker comp subs kicker 400 watt amp weathertech floor mats
    think you should be fine with that.
     
  13. Jun 21, 2011 at 3:07 PM
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    YES Thank You!! And seriously looking for honest help and not rude comments, Thank you Colin and Hugh and all who have helped with GOOD info.... I'm a serious cowgirl and want serious help as my horse is my world!
     
  14. Jun 21, 2011 at 3:07 PM
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    cantac09

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    is it a gooseneck trailer?
     
  15. Jun 21, 2011 at 3:08 PM
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    horsegirl

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    Thank you so much, I'll try to find out more about this truck I may buy :)
     
  16. Jun 21, 2011 at 3:12 PM
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    No I it is a 2H Straight Load Bumper Pull.
     
  17. Jun 21, 2011 at 3:16 PM
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    cantac09

    cantac09 Official TW Igloo Builder

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    the v6 tacoma should be able to pull that trailer.
     
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